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Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture

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Low-income Mexican immigrants with little formal schooling are healthier than the overall U.S. population, according to a number of measures. But once in the U.S., they lose their health advantages within a generation, despite the improvement in their standard of living.

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Immgration reform is in the air once again - with President Obama saying the issue will be tackled next year. Join Health Dialogues as we look at what it's like for undocumented and seasonal workers to get health care under the current system, and how immigration reform could change things.

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David Hayes-Bautista is professor of medicine and founding director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture in the division of general internal medicine and health services research at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The center provides resources for training medical students, health care providers and public health officials to manage the care of Latino patients effectively, efficiently and economically. Hayes-Bautista is internationally recognized for his research on the culture and health of Latinos.

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